The Multiplication of Evil

Because lawlessness will multiply, the love of many will grow cold.

Matthew 24:12

By just looking at the daily news, we can realize that every day evil is multiplied in the world. The terrorist organization called the Islamic State usually publishes in videotapes the cruel methods it uses to execute its prisoners. Hordes of rapists in India or Brazil publish videos of how they abuse women, some of whom are minors. The streets of some Central American nations are filled with corpses for gang warfare. These are just a few examples of the wickedness that surrounds us today.

The multiplication of evil is not limited to criminal or terrorist organizations, but today we are witnesses of atrocious crimes committed even against their own children by fathers and mothers. On September 19, 2016, a father dragged his little daughter about five years old by the hair. The father rolled some of his daughter’s hair into the grocery cart in a Texas-based supermarket in the United States. The father justified his action in that he punished the girl for something that she had done and continued with the punishment in spite of everything.

On February 20, 2016, a 25-year-old man, Ryan Lawrence, killed his 21-month-old daughter, burned her body and dumped her in a stream in Onondaga County, New York. The murderer father confessed that he committed the horrendous crime because he felt jealous by the media attention that the small received after surviving the cancer. Lawrence kidnapped his daughter, took her to a remote location and there hit her on the head with a baseball bat to kill her.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Michelle Martens, 35, admitted she had planned the death of her 10-year-old daughter Victoria. Martens hired Fabian Gonzales, 31, who invited his cousin Jessica Kelley to commit the crime. Together they drugged the girl with methamphetamine and sexually assaulted her in the Martens family apartment. Then the man strangled her and his cousin stabbed her. Both proceeded to dismember the body, but did not finish their work, but set fire to the remains in the bath. Everything happened before the mother’s complacent gaze, on August 24, 2016.

These three horrible facts are only examples of what happens every day, not just in one country, but in the whole world. Certainly all of them are a reflection of the multiplication of evil on earth. As a result, the love of many has cooled. Only in this way can it be explained that a father or mother murder with their own hands or contract murderers to end the life of their children. Where is the love for the children who were procreated by these fathers and mothers?

The freezing of love has reached such a level that today they call making love to have sex with anyone even if there is no love. People do not really understand the true meaning of the word love. The great majority of humanity walks in self-centered life, without regard to one’s neighbor. Very few today are fulfilling the command given in John 15:12, This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Surely the end of time and the glorious coming of our Lord Jesus Christ are near. Let’s keep an eye on the signs so they do not take us by surprise. God bless you.

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